Federal Register International Trade Alert for 04 November 2019

FR Alert - Covering:11/04/2019


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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Agency, or we) is proposing to amend its regulations to establish a program for the testing of food in certain circumstances by accredited laboratories, as required under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Establishing such a program will help FDA improve the safety of the U.S. food supply and protect U.S. consumers by helping ensure that certain food testing of importance to public health is conducted subject to appropriate oversight and in accordance with appropriate model standards, and produces reliable and valid test results. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed rule by March 3, 2020. Submit comments on information collection issues under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 by March 3, 2020 (see the ``Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995'' section of this document). ADDRESSES: You may submit comments as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic comments must be submitted on or before March 3, 2020. The https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system will accept comments until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time at the end of March 3, 2020. Comments received by mail/hand delivery/courier (for written/paper submissions) will be considered timely if they are postmarked or the delivery service accepta
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cold drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold drawn mechanical tubing) from Italy for the period of review November 22, 2017, through May 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable November 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Scully or Emily Halle, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0572 or (202) 482-0176 respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 3, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of ``Opportunity to Request an Administrative Review'' of the antidumping duty (AD) order on cold drawn mechanical tubing from Italy for the period November 22, 2017, through May 31, 2019.\1\ On July 29, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the AD order on cold drawn mechanical tubing
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies as indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable November 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0197. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the five-year (sunset) review of the countervailing duty order on PET film from India, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ Commerce received notices of intent to participate in this sunset review from DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., SKC, Inc., and Terphane LLC (collectively, domestic interested parties), within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that critical circumstances exist with respect to certain imports of certain collated steel staples (collated staples) from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable November 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Palmer (CVD) or Sergio Balbontin (AD), AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-9068 or (202) 482-6478, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 6, 2019, Commerce received antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions concerning imports of collated staples from China filed in proper form on behalf of Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools, Inc. (the petitioner).\1\ On July 3, 2019, Commerce initiated the AD and CVD investigations of collated staples from China.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 59352] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-24037] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-68-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone 12--McAllen, Texas; Application for Production Authority; Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. (Lithium Ion Battery Assembly for Cordless Power Tools), Mission, Texas An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the McAllen Foreign Trade Zone Inc., grantee of FTZ 12, requesting production authority on behalf of Black & Decker (U.S.), Inc. (Black & Decker), located in Mission, Texas. The application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, Commerce finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable November 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from India and Taiwan \1\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\2\ On July 11, 2019, and July 16, 2019, Commerce received notices of intent to participate from the petitioners \3\ and Terphane LLC (Terphane), respectively.\4\ Each filing was timely submitted within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The petitioners and Terphane each claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years a currently approved collection of information with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The information collection request, State Energy Program, was previously approved on June 30, 2017 under OMB Control No. 1910- 5126 and its current expiration date is June 30, 2020. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before January 3, 2020. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Gregory Davoren, EE-5W, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585 or by email at Gregory.Davoren@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Amy Royden-Bloom, EE-5W, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585 or by email at Amy.Royden-Bloom@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accura
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2019-005) that grants to Anker Innovations Limited (``Anker'') a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy efficiency of a specified external power supply basic model. Under the Decision and Order, Anker is required to test and rate the specified basic model in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on November 4, 2019. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for external power supplies located at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix Z that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, Anker must use the relevant test procedure for this external power supply for any testing to demonstrate compliance with the applicable standards, and any other representations of energy use. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Email: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC-33, Fo
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: FinCEN is issuing this final rule, pursuant to Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act, to prohibit the opening or maintaining of correspondent accounts in the United States for, or on behalf of, Iranian financial institutions, and the use of foreign financial institutions' correspondent accounts at covered U.S. financial institutions to process transactions involving Iranian financial institutions. DATES: This final rule is effective November 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Resource Center, (800) 949- 2732, refer to FDMS Docket No. FinCEN-2019-0002. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Statutory Provisions On October 26, 2001, the President signed into law the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act). Title III of the USA PATRIOT Act amended the anti-money laundering (AML) provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829b, 12 U.S.C. 1951-1959, and 31 U.S.C. 5311-5314, 5316- 5332, to promote the prevention, detection, and prosecution of international money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 26, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of LG Chem, Ltd. of the Republic of Korea; LG Chem Michigan Inc. of Holland, Michigan; and Toray Industries, Inc. of Japan. A supplement was filed on September 27, 2019. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain lithium-ion battery cells, battery modules, battery packs, components thereof (including battery separators and powderous electrode active material), and vehicles containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,662,517 (``the '517 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,638,241 (``the '241 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,709,152 (``the '152 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 7,771,877 (``the '877 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information conta
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Agency Notice

Summary Determination; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 33) granting in part a summary determination on violation of section 337 by certain non-participating respondents in the above- captioned investigation. The Commission is requesting briefing from the parties, interested government agencies, and interested persons on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald A. Traud, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3427. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436,
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